Engineered hardwood consists of a single top layer of solid wood attached to several layers of wood that is in a cross-grain configuration and bonded together under extreme heat and pressure. Its is resilient and the cost is kept to a minimum because the more expensive wood layers are used for the finishing layers on the top and the less expensive timber is used for the lower layers of the engineered hardwood. Some engineered hardwood floors can be lightly refinish a couple times before the top veneer begins to wear down. Unlike solid hardwood this choice of floor is less likely to be affected by changes in humidity and moisture. It is available mostly in 1/2" or 3/4" thickness either in a click or nail down system and can be installed by a number of different methods such as; floating, glue or nail down.
Vinyl Flooring can be the perfect choice if you’re looking for something that is affordable, durable and versatile. Low installation cost and minimum maintenance is the primary factors responsible for making vinyl a favorite among homeowners. Vinyl flooring is durable and stands up well to heavy foot traffic and is water and scratch resistant . It is comfortable under foot and reduces noise, which can be important for home and business owners. Vinyl flooring comes in a broad range of colors, patterns, textures and sizes. On the other hand, vinyl floors do not stand up well to heavy loads, it can be damaged by sharp objects and could fade with exposure to too much direct sunlight. Vinyl can be installed under floating or glue down method right over your existing floor depending once its a smooth, seamless and tightly sealed surface.
Laminate flooring is synthetic flooring that’s made up of several layers fused together with a lamination process and is designed to look like authentic hardwood, stone, tile and other materials. Laminate flooring has established itself as an innovative and cost-efficient alternative to solid hardwood flooring. Laminate is not only attractive, but available in a wide range of colors and design & easy to clean.However, excessive water can seep into the seams between boards, causing swelling. If laminate is heavily worn, deep scratched, or grooved, it cannot be sanded or refinished like solid hardwood it would have to be replaced.
Porcelain tiles are kind of ceramic tiles but are made from a finer clay and are baked at higher temperatures, making them tougher than ceramic tiles. This makes it a great option for areas that receive a lot of traffic and impact. Porcelain tiles are used on either floor or wall in the kitchen, washroom,basement, hallway etc. They are available in different sizes in polished, matte and wood looks.Porcelain has a long lifespan, is highly resistant to damage thanks to the clay and temperatures they come from,they have very low porousness, making them easy to clean and disinfect and are also resistant to stains thanks to this. It does have a few disadvantages to consider like the weight, price and the installation process is laborious, time-consuming and costly.
Ceramic tiles is a type of tile that is typically made from red or white clay. Ceramic tile can be used in several areas throughout the house.Ceramic tile is similar to porcelain tile, and while some companies use the terms interchangeably, they are actually very different. It is easier to cut and cost less than porcelain.Ceramic tile is not as dense and has a higher absorption rate. This means that it is not frost-proof, and it may chip or damage more easily than porcelain tile. Despite these differences, ceramic tile is a very popular choice for floors, countertops and walls.
Baseboard, Casement And Crown Molding
Baseboard is a length of wood, mdf or plastic that covers the area between the bottom of the wall and the floor. It is designed to hide the joint, but it also helps to protect walls from damage. Casement or trim is used around the doors and windows and Crown is added to the ceiling which makes the room appear more decorative.
Solid hardwood floors are made from solid wood. Each board of solid hardwood flooring is made from a single piece of hardwood that’s about 3/4 of an inch thick. Because it’s so thick it can be sanded down and refinished for however long the flooring is in the house. Solid hardwood shrinks and expands depending on the humidity in your home. In the winter when it’s drier, hardwood floors will shrink when there’s more moisture in the air, like in the spring or summer, hardwood expands. Hardwood and water don’t mix. If they do there is the potential for mold and water damage. Hardwood tends to scratch easier than engineered hardwood.
Oak Treads, Spindle, Post and Accessories
A stair cap is a prefabricated hardwood stair cover that fits or caps over your existing stair. The advantage of using stair caps to remodel your staircases is simplicity and time saved. Treads can be made from red or white oak, maple and other woods preferred by the customer. Here at Bucko Flooring we also specialize in custom order treads that requires templates has to be provided by the customer. Treads can be stained to any color.
Backsplash refers to the material used to cover aand protect the area of wall wall behind the sink against water damage from inadvertent splashing between a counter top and upper cabinets. Backsplashes are found in kitchens, bathrooms or accent wall. Backsplash can be made from Marble,Stainless Steel, Subway Tiles, Mosaic Glass, Porcelain, Ceramic and many other materials.This detail gives the opportunity for homeowners to express themselves through a variety of textures, colors and materials.
Installation & Delivery
We offer Professional Installation and Prompt Delivery services at an additional fee. We would be happy to provide you with a quote.